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Moving Ahead

BGI is taking on a number of large-scale sequencing projects like the Million Human Genome Project, the Million Plant and Animal Genomes Project, and the Million Microecosystems Genomes Project, Michael Specter writes in the New Yorker. He adds that the company hopes that these and other projects may help researchers understand the origins of humans, uncover the genetic source of diseases like autism, and increase crop output.

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